company n.k., Prod. http://bobnational.net/record/215775, (Accessed 16 February 2016). Based on the 1993 novel of the same title by Irvine Welsh, the film was released in the United Kingdom on 23 February 1996. BBC. The film title is a reference to a scene in the book where Begbie and Renton meet "an auld drunkard" who turns out to be Begbie's estranged father, in the disused Leith Central railway station, which they are using as a toilet. PLOT: A group of disaffected Scottish youths turn to heroin to escape the banalities of modern-day existence. Whether he's staging a fumbly sex montage to Sleeper's version of "Atomic" or having Renton go cold turkey to the ominous slow build of Underworld's "Dark and Long" ... Trainspotting keeps us wired to the pulse of its characters' passions". [10] Ewen Bremner had played Renton in the stage adaptation of Trainspotting and agreed to play the role of Spud, saying he felt the characters "were part of my heritage. He woos a girl named Diane Coulston and they have sex in the apartment owned by her parents, but is horrified to learn that she is below the age of consent. [57] This scene is later included as a flashback in T2 Trainspotting. [38] In his review for The Guardian, Derek Malcolm gave the film credit for tapping into the youth subculture of the time and felt that it was "acted out with a freedom of expression that's often astonishing. [12] The scene where Renton (McGregor) dives in a toilet is a reference to Thomas Pynchon's 1973 novel Gravity's Rainbow. Know about Film reviews, lead cast & crew, photos & video gallery on BookMyShow. [9] He turned it on to director Danny Boyle and writer John Hodge in February 1994. Visit the website View update history Read related news View discussions Find Community Groups . "[66] Welsh did not however confirm any kind of timeline for the film, unlike Boyle's comments about wanting the film to come out in 2016. [55] It was recognised as an important film during the 1990s British cultural tour de force known as Cool Britannia. After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie. The seller rebuffs the man's claim that he "can't understand a word" by implying that the thick Scottish accents heard in the film were to blame, rather than garbled audio that is sometimes present on pirated cassettes. Trainspotting Sequel: Title And Release Date 16 May 2016, 10:57 am The title and release date for Danny Boyle's sequel to Trainspotting have been revealed in an online video. Beyond drug addiction, other themes in the film include an exploration of the urban poverty and squalor in Edinburgh.[5]. [45] In his review for The Washington Post, Desson Howe wrote, "Without a doubt, this is the most provocative, enjoyable pop-cultural experience since Pulp Fiction". Product Description. He asks them if they are "trainspottin'". In 2004, the film was voted the best Scottish film of all time in a general public poll. [13], McGregor read books about crack and heroin to prepare for the role. The film was originally scheduled to arrive in 2016 to mark 20 years since the release of Boyle's 1996 original. Browse more videos. Growing tired of his reckless lifestyle, Renton attempts to wean himself off heroin with opium suppositories given by dealer Mikey Forrester. He begins to enjoy his new life of sobriety and corresponds with Diane, who keeps him up to date with developments back home. [34] The film made £12 million in the domestic market and $72 million internationally. I'd be so chuffed to be back on set with everybody and I think it would be an extraordinary experience. Hey! Time magazine ranked Trainspotting as the third best film of 1996. T2 Trainspotting is released in UK cinemas from Friday 27th January. Nor does it really have the dramatic range to cope with such wild extremes. "[40], American film critic Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars and praised its portrayal of addicts' experiences with each other. [12], Many of the book's stories and characters were dropped to create a cohesive script of adequate length. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. 26-year-old Mark Renton is an unemployed heroin addict living with his parents in the suburbs of Edinburgh, Scotland. Report. 5 years ago | 38 views. He visits Tommy, who is now severely addicted to heroin and has tested HIV-positive. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. [63], Boyle had declared his wish to make a sequel to Trainspotting which would take place nine years after the original film, based on Irvine Welsh's sequel, Porno. Mike Jones May 17, 2016. For example, when Renton sinks into the floor after overdosing on heroin, the crew built a platform above a trap door and lowered the actor down. [9] In October 1994, Hodge, Boyle and Macdonald spent a lot of time discussing which chapters of the book would and would not translate into film. [9] Macdonald secured financing from Channel 4, a British television station known for funding independent films. Various Artists Amazon.ca. Robert Carlyle: Trainspotting 3 could be on the way. An earlier script was reportedly written about ten years prior, but was scrapped and redone so that the original cast would agree to return for a film sequel. [20], Although set in Edinburgh, almost all of the film was shot in Glasgow, apart from the opening scenes which were shot in Edinburgh, and the final scenes which were shot in London.[21]. If we Brits can make movies this good about subjects this horrific, what chance does Tinseltown have? These cookies do not store any personal information. Music has great importance in Boyle's films, as evident by the best-selling soundtracks for Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, both of which feature many pop and punk rock artists. It was also present on many retail tapes sold during that time period as well. T2 also screened out of competition at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. [9] Welsh remembered that originally the people wanting to option his book "wanted to make a po-faced piece of social realism like Christiane F or The Basketball Diaries". That same year, Channel 4 named it as the greatest British film of all time. With Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle. [61] This impacted the shooting style of the film, which features "wildly imaginative" and "downright hallucinatory" visual imagery, achieved through a mix of "a handheld, hurtling camera", jump cuts, zoom shots, freeze frames and wide angles. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. country n.k., 22:35 26 January 2009, BBC ONE, 40mins. p. 103. The sequel opens in the U.K. on Jan. 27. [58] Hodge won in his category. However, to Renton's exasperation, Begbie, who is wanted for armed robbery, tracks him down and takes up refuge with him. [54] Trainspotting has developed a cult following. The site's critical consensus reads: "A brutal, often times funny, other times terrifying portrayal of drug addiction in Edinburgh. Twenty-one years after the release of his breakthrough hit, director Danny Boyle reunites with the cast of Trainspotting for T2, to be released in the … [70][71][72], In a November 2015 phone interview with NME, Robert Carlyle confirmed he would be returning for the sequel to play Begbie. Privacy Policy. Trainspotting 2 Trailer #3: Renton, Spud, Begbie and Sick Boy Return. 23 February 1996. Amazon.ca - Buy Trainspotting/Memento/Requiem 3-Pack at a low price; free shipping on qualified orders. Ewan McGregor was named Best Actor from the London Film Critics Circle, BAFTA Scotland Awards, and Empire magazine. 23 February 1996. Trainspotting was a British film that was released in 1996. "[67], On 7 September 2015, at the Telluride Film Festival, Boyle stated his next film would be a sequel, tentatively titled Trainspotting 2. [47], The film's release sparked controversy in some countries, including Britain, Australia and the United States, as to whether or not it promoted and romanticized drug use. According to Carlyle, he and other members of the Trainspotting cast had already read John Hodge's script, which would take place 20 years (much like its intended 2016 release) after the original plot. We're all protective of the Trainspotting legacy and we want to make a film that adds to that legacy and doesn't take away from it. Senator Bob Dole accused it of moral depravity and glorifying drug use during the 1996 U.S. presidential campaign, although he later admitted that he had not seen the film. As they celebrate in a pub, Renton secretly suggests to Spud that they could both leave with the money, but Spud, motivated by fear of Begbie and loyalty, refuses. [10] The film expanded to 357 screens and made $16.4 million in North America,[32] one of the biggest grossing films of 1996 in limited release. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Renton leaves £4,000 in a safe deposit box for Spud, who "never hurt anybody". [10] The faeces in the 'Worst Toilet in Scotland' scene was made from chocolate. Spud receives a six-month custodial sentence at HMP Saughton, while Renton avoids jail time by entering a drug rehabilitation programme. After several unsuccessful attempts to reintegrate into society, Renton, Sick Boy and Spud relapse into heroin use. Renton reluctantly covers the remaining cost, and the group returns to London to sell the heroin to a major dealer for £16,000. The film was ranked tenth by the British Film Institute (BFI) in its list of Top 100 British films of the 20th century. 5.8k shares. The soundtrack for Trainspotting has gone on to become a pop culture phenomenon. ... Trainspotting simulator is a railway enthusiast dream. It initially opened in eight theatres in the U.S. and Canada and on its first weekend grossed $33,000 per screen. [11] Boyle convinced Welsh to let them option the rights to his book by writing him a letter stating that Hodge and Macdonald were "the two most important Scotsmen since Kenny Dalglish and Alex Ferguson". Director Danny Boyle has released a teaser confirming that ‘Trainspotting 2' will hit cinemas on January 27 2017. [36], Trainspotting was met with widespread acclaim from critics. [37] The film has an 83 metascore on Metacritic based on 28 reviews, denoting "universal acclaim". Challenge yourself to spot more trains than anyone else and top the leaderboard. "[27], 1996 saw a drastic change in British music with the rise of popularity for Britpop although old fashioned pop was still firmly rooted in British culture. Following a difficult withdrawal, Renton is released upon condition that he have an HIV/AIDS test. [30] It went on to become the festival's one unqualified critical and popular hit. Filming started on 16 May 2016,[73] Carlyle praised Hodge's screenplay and hinted that T2 "is going to be quite emotional for people. [28], Trainspotting was screened at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival but was shown out of competition,[29] according to the filmmakers, due to its subject. [59] Hodge was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay but lost to Billy Bob Thornton's Sling Blade. Renton quickly relapses and nearly dies of an overdose at Swanney's home. [10], Pre-production began in April 1995. In 1999, Trainspotting was ranked in the tenth spot by the British Film Institute (BFI) in its list of Top 100 British films of all time,[51] while in 2004 the magazine Total Film named it the fourth greatest British film of all time. Danny Boyle's Trainspotting sequel - starring Ewan McGregor, among others - is now officially set for a 2017 U.S. theatrical release. [27] The Trainspotting soundtrack aimed to champion the alternative music legacy of 1996 Britain with a focus on presenting electronic music on equal footing with rock music in a way that had never been done before. "Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Britpop" (2003). [9] According to Boyle, for the role of Renton, they wanted the quality of Michael Caine's character in Alfie and Malcolm McDowell's character in A Clockwork Orange, "repulsive ... with charm "that makes you feel deeply ambiguous about what he's doing. They may have painful associations, and so they inter-breathe with the material you're using". Get Trainspotting DVD and Blu-ray release date, trailer, movie poster and movie stats. The runout etching, UPC and catalogue numbers matches the Limited Edition listed above but since it doesn't mention the marbled aspect, I'm very curious. 27 January 2017. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Release Date: Apr 30, 2019. 10) ... TriStar Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to Danny Boyle’s much-anticipated sequel to "Trainspotting." He also went to Glasgow and met people from the Calton Athletic Recovery Group, an organisation of recovering heroin addicts, who play the opposing football team in the opening credits. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Share Embed . One is a grey/white/black combination and the other is plum purple/white/black. STUDIO: Miramax Films. We're the Junkies!" First there was an opportunity.....then there was a betrayal. This is the date Fandango lists as the US release date, not February 10 as originally announced (which has John Wick 2, Lego Batman, and Fifty Shades Darker already, an interesting weekend by itself). [50], The film had an immediate effect on popular culture. A question regarding a release I've found recently; 2 x LP "Trainspotting" on marbled vinyl. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. [22] Nearly all of the score is pre-recorded music from existing artists. Release Dates. When it was released back in 1996, director Danny Boyle’s adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel Trainspotting became an instant cult hit. 27 January 2017. The old man asks Renton and Begbie, who is the man's son, if they are "trainspottin'". Release Date: March 17, 2017 - Toronto March 24, 2017 - Montréal,Vancouver DVD/Blu-ray: June 27, 2017 Digital: June 13, 2017 1h 58m | Comedy, Drama [19], PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, the company responsible for the distribution of the film launched a publicity campaign of half as much as the film's production costs (£850,000) in the UK alone, making the film stand out more as a Hollywood blockbuster rather than a smaller European production. 13 May 1996. [24] The second group is the music from the Britpop era in the 1990s, with bands Blur and Pulp. Re: Trainspotting 2 Release date « Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 09:03:11 am » A lot of Koreans (especially men in their 30s) know and love Trainspotting… [12] For the role of Begbie, Boyle considered casting Christopher Eccleston for his resemblance to how he imagined the character in the novel, but asked Robert Carlyle instead. The 1996 public information film Pirate Videos: Daylight Robbery, features a young man trying to return an ostensibly pirated copy of Trainspotting he had purchased from a local car boot sale. Carlyle said, "I've met loads of Begbies in my time. France. [25] In 2013, Rolling Stone listed it as the 13th best soundtrack in their 25 best soundtracks. 1996. Neon. The long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting has finally been given a release date. The first of two Trainspotting discs is a prime example of the contemporary rock soundtrack, functioning as a useful keepsake of the 1996 British film smash and as a cohesive, eclectic listen in its own right. While Spud claims his share of the money, Renton walks towards his future, at last "choosing life. At today’s Disney Investor Day presentation, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy announced that the release date for The Mandalorian Season 3 will arrive on Christmas 2021… Later, Renton, Sick Boy and Spud are caught shoplifting; Renton and Spud are arrested while Sick Boy narrowly escapes by running down Princes Street. Wander round Glasgow on Saturday night and you've a good chance of running into Begbie. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Renton returns home after twenty years to face his friends in the sequel Trainspotting 2, … [6] In 2017 a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics for Time Out magazine ranked it the tenth best British film ever. We're not interested in doing something that will trash the legacy of Trainspotting. London: Passion Pictures. "[49] Despite the controversy, it was widely praised and received a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay in that year's Academy Awards. Trainspotting 2: Official title and release date announced This follow-up, which was filmed in Edinburgh throughout 2016, will be based on Irvine Welsh's sequel Porno which was released in 2002. [33] Trainspotting was the highest-grossing British film of 1996, and at the time it was the fourth highest grossing British film in history. T2 was released in the United Kingdom on 27 January 2017, followed by rolling worldwide releases from 10 February 2017. With Oasis dominating the singles chart, and the Spice Girls on the rise, the face of pop shifted from guitars to digitised beats. Tommy also begins to dabble in drug use, after becoming depressed due to being dumped by his girlfriend. [58][59] Hodge also won Best Screenplay from the Evening Standard British Film Awards. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. However, Sick Boy indicates he would happily do so, and Begbie brutally beats a man after a petty confrontation. He was taught how to cook up heroin with a spoon using glucose powder. Trainspotting #3. Danny Boyle had his actors prepare by making them watch older films about rebellious youths like The Hustler and A Clockwork Orange. Concluding that Begbie and Sick Boy are unpredictable and cannot be trusted, Renton quietly steals the bag of money and leaves. With the Trainspotting sequel the attention is going to be even more intense this time round because the first was such a great movie—and Danny's such a colossus now. It is based off the book of the same name by Irvine Welsh. Boyle said that if the sequel happens 2016 would be the release date.[65]. There are others in the cast who've had a rocky road, but now also reconciled. At a nightclub, Renton notices that his cessation of heroin use has increased his libido. He was reportedly waiting until the original actors themselves aged visibly enough to portray the same characters, ravaged by time; Boyle joked that the natural vanity of actors would make it a long wait. [9] He was impressed that Boyle, Hodge and Macdonald wanted everyone to see the film and "not just the arthouse audience". Diane uses this as a threat against Renton to continue their relationship. [10], Prior to its release in the United States, Miramax, the film's US distributor, requested that much of the dialogue be dubbed so the film would be easier to understand for American viewers unfamiliar with Scottish slang. This article is more than 3 years old. [43] In her review for The New York Times, Janet Maslin wrote, "Trainspotting doesn't have much narrative holding it together. What have I done with my life?'"[74]. [41] In his review for the Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan wrote, "in McGregor ... the film has an actor whose magnetism monopolizes our attention no matter what". Dive straight into the feedback!Login below and you can start commenting using your own user instantly. Read our full review here , and don’t worry, we’ll bring you news on any Trainspotting 3 movie … Then, they begin to suffer the consequences and discover that there are no easy solutions to the inherent loneliness and pain of life. Additionally, Entertainment Weekly ranked the Trainspotting soundtrack as 17th on their 100 best movie soundtracks list. Renton is warned about the dangers of his drug habit by his other friends, Francis "Franco" Begbie, an aggressive psychopath, and Tommy Mackenzie, a footballer, who both abstain from drugs. Welsh stated that the meeting was in order to "explore the story and script ideas. [62] This vigorous style contributed to the "breathless" pace that Boyle's films have been associated with. It is based off the book series by Irvine Welsh. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. 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